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Monday July 18th, 2022 night edition

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Scientists have discovered a catastrophic loss of life in our oceans, we can reveal.

An Edinburgh-based research team fears plankton, the tiny organisms that sustain life in our seas, has all but been wiped out after spending two years collecting water samples from the Atlantic.

Previously, it was thought the amount of plankton had halved since the 1940s, but the evidence gathered by the Scots suggest 90% has now vanished.

Goes – based at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Innovation Centre in Midlothian – has been collecting samples from the Atlantic and the Caribbean from its yacht, Copepod.

Setting out from Scotland, it sailed along French and Portuguese coasts before crossing the Atlantic.

Plankton is made up of the billions of marine creatures and plants that drift in the currents of oceans and seas.

This brew is proving toxic to underwater life and once the water reaches a tipping point of acidity, vast amounts of plankton will simply dissolve. »

Joe Manchin is 'intentionally sabotaging the president's agenda': Bernie Sanders

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday castigated Sen. Joe Manchin after the West Virginia Democrat said he wouldn’t support legislation focused on climate change and tax changes, citing his concerns over high inflation.

Manchin is "intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda, what the American people want, what a majority of us in the Democratic caucus want.

"When Manchin sabotages climate change, this is the future generations what's going on right now," Sanders said. »

Is humanity doomed? Five ways the world is actually doing better – in data

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We will use data from Our World in Data, a respected and transparent scientific online publication based at the University of Oxford that focuses on quantifying and analysing data about global problems.

Our World in Data researchers say looking at data from 30 or even 50 years ago is not really enough to grasp the evolution of poverty around the world.

World population living in extreme poverty, World, 1820 to 2015 Our World in Data. »

CD Projekt stock is worth a quarter of what it was before Cyberpunk 2077 released

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A new report from Business Insider Poland paints a grim picture for CD Projekt: the company's value has cratered by over 75% since just before the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

A business that once boasted a market capitalisation of over 40 billion Polish złoty—briefly becoming the most valuable games company in Europe —is now worth less than zł10 billion.

This is despite Cyberpunk 2077 selling almost 14 million copies in 2020 alone. »